MediaTek’s 5G modem to be ready next year

LEADING PLAYER: With new 5G standards being released this month, the company aims to have its first 5G modem, the MTK Helio M70, ready next year

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 06, 2018
By: Lisa Wang  /  Staff reporter

MediaTek Inc (聯發科), which competes with Qualcomm Inc in the mobile phone chip

Mobile phones with the MediaTek Helio AI-accelerated face detection engine are displayed during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 28.
Photo: Reuters

segment, yesterday said it has started close collaborations with global telecom operators and device makers to unveil its first 5G modem processor next year.

Huawei Technologies Co (華為), Nokia Oyj, Japan’s NTT Docomo and China Mobile Ltd (中國移動) are among MediaTek’s partners for developing 5G technologies, the company said.

“MediaTek’s first 5G modem, the MTK Helio M70, is to be ready next year, with specifications and performance matching new 5G standards, which are to be released this month,” company president Joe Chen (陳冠州) told a media briefing in Taipei.

The company has made good progress in developing 5G technologies, as it joined the 5G standard-building body, 3GPP, very early, Chen said, adding that this has been a different experience than during the 4G era.    [FULL  STORY]

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